Huggins Hospital

Medical Technologist, Full-time, Days

2 months ago
Job ID
2017-2247
# Positions
1
New Hampshire

Overview

Under the general supervision of the Laboratory Supervisor in conjunction with the Manager of Laboratory Services, is responsible for performing a variety of routine and complex analysis on clinical samples to obtain data for use in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of disease.

 

This is a full-time, first shift position.

Qualifications

Education: Associates degree or Bachelors degree (preferred) in Medical Laboratory Science.

Experience: One year in a generalist position preferred

Licensure: MLT(ASCP), MT(ASCP) or MLS(ASCP) preferred or equivalent meeting state and federal regulatory requirements

Responsibilities

Pre-analytical

  • Performs venipuncture and capillary collections utilizing age appropriate technique in accordance with regulations and Laboratory policies and procedures.
  • Performs specimen collection and provides age appropriate patient instructions for optimal collection and sample quality.
  • Ensures proper sample labeling and performs appropriate sample processing based on requested tests including sample quality assessment, centrifugation, separation and proper storage as needed.
  • Performs Reference Laboratory procedures for clinical and anatomical samples including sample receiving, processing, ordering and sending out samples utilizing manual, interfaced and online mechanisms to the Reference Laboratory.
  • Reviews/places electronic orders for laboratory testing ensuring completeness and medical necessity utilizing ABNs if necessary.

Analytical/Clinical

  • Achieves and maintains documented clinical competency as required by CLIA regulations and Laboratory policy for all in-house testing systems.
  • Performs all complexity of testing in accordance with Laboratory policies and procedures. Demonstrates organizational skills to effectively and efficiently manage the laboratory workload with or without supervision.
  • Utilizes Laboratory instrumentation in accordance with the manufacturer’s and Laboratory’s policies and procedures. Performs and documents scheduled and unscheduled maintenance as needed.
  • Analyzes and reviews quality control in accordance with Laboratory policy prior to releasing patient results to ensure accurate results. Investigates/troubleshoots/ resolves/ documents any instrument/assay/quality control issues.
  • Participates in new instrument/assay/method validation. Participates in training and orientation of new employees and students.

Post-analytical

  • Reviews and releases patient results in the LIS within established turn around times, adhering to any applicable repeat analysis policies.
  • Complies with all notification policies for critical and STAT results, documenting the notification in the LIS.
  • Manages instrument and interim worksheets appropriately.
  • Performs preparation, distribution, storage and retrieval of Laboratory reports.
  • Performs Reference Laboratory result/report processing.
  • Performs technical supply inventory and maintains appropriate supply levels to ensure continuity of service

Quality

  • Participates in the Laboratory Quality Control (QC), Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Improvement (QI) policies and projects.
  • Participates in the Laboratory proficiency testing program to demonstrate competency, ensure quality and compliance with regulatory agencies.
  • Author, revise, review and submit for approval Laboratory procedures.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; and/or participating in professional societies.

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